Yellow shoes should be permanent

Something that was a point of pride for the Panthers at the end of last season has been on my mind for a couple weeks: the bright yellow Adidas shoes.

Why?  Well, the reason is the Maryland Terrapins.  Those awful uniforms the Terps got so much attention for did just that – they brought attention to the Terps.  And like Oregon, Maryland will never wear the same uniform twice.

We don’t have a shoe company whose founder graduated from Milwaukee – yet – so we can’t go that far.  But like Boise State with the blue turf, can’t we have an iconic image associated with our team?

Why not the bright yellow shoes?  No one else does this shtick for more than a game, and if we brought the yellow shoes back permanently – or better, a school color gold – we could accomplish that “iconic image” in a cheap way.

They were enough of an image to be covered by Lance Allan of TMJ4 and could be our basketball team’s signature look.

What do you think?

Should the yellow shows become a permanent fixture of Milwaukee basketball?

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  1. Jedidiah

    October 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    And I suppose if I went out in public with nothing but a mankini on I could probably get some attention from the nightly news…. Aiiiiyyaiiiiiyii.

    Those highlighter yellow shoes were the ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen. I doubt they helped the team (we lost 2 of our biggest and final games in them).

    If wearing shoes that make your eyes hurt is the only way for this program to get attention… then we’ve got bigger problems. Let’s try upsetting some of the tough non-cons on this year’s schedule, winning well over 20 games, winning the League again, and making it to the Big Dance for the 1st time in 6 years…

    THAT will bring the recognition this program wants so bad. And it’s a lot easier on the eyes.

    Personally- I wish they’d wear all black (similar to what they wore in the HLT in ’09-’10, but without the big white stripes). But then, I’m sure someone else would think that is ugly.

    I say to hell with it. Let them wear what they want to wear- let them wear the shoes that are most comfortable for them. All that counts are the “W”‘s. Nobody cares about a losing team with bright yellow shoes.

  2. uwmplanner

    October 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Personally I don’t like the highlighter yellow. Gold shoes that matches the jerseys would look good though.

  3. Riptide

    October 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

    The Golds were good for a novelty but every game? I think we should wear them only on special occasions. Like when we beat marquette this year!! Woohoo baby! Yes its gotta happen!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also I agree with uwmplanner, the shoes should match the jerseys! Gold would be much better than the highlighter color.

  4. Patrick

    October 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    A winning team on the floor trumps any schtick or gimmick. Wins put butts in the seats, not some one- or two-year fad.

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